The TrueTension™ TI17C indicator with Quik-Cal™
push-button zero and calibration is a versatile single-channel tension
transducer interface (amplifier) for monitoring tension in any zone on
web or filament processing machinery.
The TI17C indicator powers a tension transducer (or pair of shaft-end
mounted transducers) installed in the web path, then adapts the sensor's
output signal to provide an isolated 0 to 10Vdc (or optional 4 to 20 mA)
signal proportional to tension for a drive, controller or PLC. An additional meter display output is also included for tension readout.
The base unit for the TI17C is a 3.2" x 5.5" (8.2cm x 14cm)
circuit card with no enclosure. This is available in a horizontal mounting
(H) configuration including mounting hardware. The vertical (V) configuration
includes the card in a semi-enclosed mounting bracket available with
without a DIN-rail clip. An optional cover is available for the V configuration
to provide a complete enclosure. The three configurations and the circuit
card connector for making external electrical connections are pictured
CE-marking, integrated electrical isolation, package options, ease-of-installation,
ease-of-use, and low cost make the TI17C indicator a natural choice
the OEM or end user seeking value in web tension monitoring or
The only difference between the TI17C and the TI18C indicators
is their power input requirements. The TI17C operates on 115Vac
optional) and the TI18C operates on 24Vdc, power supplied separately.
The TI17C is CE-marked in its vertical (V) configuration with cover.
The TI18C is CE-marked in all configurations. These units have
tested and meet European low voltage and EMC (CE mark) directives.
The TI17C and TI18C are now also UL-listed in the USA and in Canada Canadien UL-listing when used in their full enclosure versions (i.e. with covers).
Improves machine operation and productivity by
making it easier to run proper tension.
Low-cost component for complete tension measurement
or control system.
Modular package for versatile, flexible mounting
Backwards compatible. Packaging
dimensional footprint and pinout connections match those of previous
TI17B and TI18B Tension Indicator designs.
115V/230Vac 50/60Hz power input (TI17C) or 24Vdc
zero and calibration making calibrating simple and fast.
Auto Zero on power up.
0 to 10Vdc or 4 to 20mA isolated outputs.
0 to 1 mA output for a tension meter.
CE-marked. The TI17C in
its full enclosure, and the TI18C in all configurations.
Meter damping adjustment. Minimizes meter fluctuation.
(Used with optional tension meter).
Dual Calibration. Allows settings for two transducer